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  • nounprickle
  • nounspike

synonyms for thorn

  • barb
  • bramble
  • brier
  • nettle
  • point
  • spine
  • thistle
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How to use thorn in a sentence

Since iAd’s closure, Apple has become a thorn in the side of the online ad industry.
‘IT’S THE FIRST TIME THEY’RE LISTENING’: APPLE IS STRIKING A MORE CONCILIATORY TONE WITH THE AD INDUSTRYLARA O'REILLYSEPTEMBER 8, 2020DIGIDAY
The Tampa Bay Rays gave New York a good fight early last season and were also a thorn in the Houston Astros’ side during the postseason.
BASEBALL WILL BE WEIRD THIS YEAR. BUT THE ASTROS AND YANKEES ARE FAVORITES IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE … AGAIN.NEIL PAINE (NEIL.PAINE@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)JULY 21, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Some fish may be eating only the crown-of-thorns’ tiny, squishy larvae.
FISH POOP EXPOSES WHAT EATS THE DESTRUCTIVE CROWN-OF-THORNS STARFISHJAKE BUEHLERJUNE 8, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Adorned with spikes and toxins, crown-of-thorns starfish aren’t an easy meal.
FISH POOP EXPOSES WHAT EATS THE DESTRUCTIVE CROWN-OF-THORNS STARFISHJAKE BUEHLERJUNE 8, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Yet occasional starfish population booms suggest something is normally eating live, healthy crown-of-thorns and keeping their numbers in check.
FISH POOP EXPOSES WHAT EATS THE DESTRUCTIVE CROWN-OF-THORNS STARFISHJAKE BUEHLERJUNE 8, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Taylor alludes to several made from the well known Glastonbury thorn.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
I feel as if he were a little child crying with a thorn in his finger, and he had no mother to take it out.
TESSA WADSWORTH'S DISCIPLINEJENNIE M. DRINKWATER
He lay motionless in her lap, until the thorn suddenly let go and lay in Jess' hand.
THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
Then she held the soft paw firmly with her left hand, and pulled steadily on the thorn with her right hand.
THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
She received the infection on a part of the hand which had been previously in a slight degree injured by a scratch from a thorn.
AN INQUIRY INTO THE CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF THE VARIOLAE VACCINAEEDWARD JENNER
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO THORN

  • arrow
  • bristle
  • dart
  • prickle
  • prong
  • quill
  • shaft
  • spike
  • spur
  • thistle
  • thorn
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.